Jesus, joy of humble hearts!
Fount of life! Light of men!
From the best that earth imparts,
We turn unfilled to You again.
Firm, Your word has ever stood;
You answered us, when we did call;
To us, who sought You as our good–
We found You as our all in all.
We taste You, holy Living Bread,
And long to feast upon You still;
We drink of You, our Fountainhead,
And yearn again to drink our fill!
Our restless spirit looks for You,
Wherever our changing lot is cast;
So glad, we are, Your smile to see,
And blest, when faith has held you fast.
O Jesus, come and ever stay–
Draw near, as we draw near to You;
Your light converts our night to day;
Your love within makes all things new.
Text: Based upon Jesu dulcis memoria, as translated by Ray Palmer.